I’m not gonna lie – I’m super excited to be featuring Chocolate-Covered Katie today! I love it when the name says it all! Whether you’re a dessert-a-holic, or you avoid dessert because it’s “unhealthy,” you’ll want to tune in this week and pay attention to Katie’s message. I’ve never seen so many drool-worthy images of desserts that are not just “low-fat” or “low-sugar” renditions, but truly nutritious sweets and snacks. I promise – you’ll be inspired to get baking after reading this!
1. Tell us a bit about your blog?
I’ve been blogging since September of 2007, and it initially was just a way to keep up with old friends when I went off to college at Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania.
My favorite things to blog about are dessert recipes. Why? Simple: I love to eat! I hate that the media wants us to look at daily treats as a bad thing; you can eat delicious desserts every single day and still be healthy! I’m especially in love with chocolate and believe the world would be a better place if everyone ate more of it.
2. If you were stranded on a dessert island and could only have 5 foods, what would they be? Can you give us a link to one of your most favorite recipes?
Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate. Oh ok, really: coconut butter, oatmeal, kabocha, broccoli, and… chocolate.
My absolute favorite recipe is my Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake.
It’s life-changing! And you’d never know it’s good for you.
3. What is your greatest pet peeve? What puts a smile on your face?
Greatest pet peeve? Hmmm… maybe traffic. Or if someone steals my chocolate.
Smile on my face? Fudge Babies.
4. What does your typical workout routine look like? What are your favorite moves?
I love to run, but just for fun. I’ll go 8 or 9 miles, maybe 4 or 5 times a week. I loathe lifting weights, but I do it anyway… because I know it’s good for me!
5. Why did you decide to become a vegan?
I love animals and knew that if I was buying a steak, the money was going directly to their suffering. There’s already so much needless suffering in this world, and I didn’t want anyone to suffer because of ME.
6. If our reader’s could only read one of your blog posts, which one should they read and why?
Probably my “About Me” page: About Me
It sums up who I am… plus, there’s a yummy picture of some healthy girl-scout Samoas truffles on there .